Died and gone to heaven? No, you’re at NTCA confab

What would you call a convention that included talks by Brian Oldfield, Hal Connolly, John Godina, Mac Wilkins, Jay Silvester, Kate Schmidt, Maren Seidler, George Woods and Tom Petranoff? I’d call it Woodstock for Throwers. That’s just a partial lineup of speakers being advertised for the National Throws Coaches Association’s annual conference Nov. 10-12 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio. This may be the biggest assembly of American throwing legends in history. Now, who gets the assignment of asking each of them to make masters comebacks?

Anyway, here is the agenda, as conveyed by Rob Lasorsa of the NTCA:
Tentative Schedule – Subject to change as more clinicians are added – For updates or to register for the conference go to www.nationalthrowscoachesassociation.com
Friday, November 10, 2006
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Registration / Visit Exhibitors
3:00 – 5:15 PM
Mark Heckel, Tony Naclerio: NTCA Throws Safety Certification Course
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Bill Caton – Improving Performance with Power Bags (Learn By Do)
Duncan Atwood – Comparative Film Analysis
Gary Aldrich – Shotput Skills and Drills
Dan Stimson – Teaching the Throws to Multi Event Athletes
4:15 – 5:15 PM
Joe Napoli / Tom Petranoff – Functional Training and Core Development (Learn By Do)
Mike Louisiana – Teaching the High School Discus
Hal Connolly and Marty Engel – Hammer Throwing from the Ground Floor
Dr James Peterson – Preventing Back Injuries
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Bruce Van Horne, Mark Harsha – Discus Teaching Progressions (Learn By Do)
Jud Logan – Circuit Training for Conditioning
Larry Judge – Rethinking the Training of the Weight Throw
Jennifer Davidson – Using the Dartfish Film Analysis System
Tom Putskys – Non Weightlifting Movements for Throwers
6:30 – 7:00 PM Visit Exhibitors
7:00 – 7:30 PM – Mark Heckel (Master of Ceremonies)
Opening Remarks – George Woods
Keynote Speakers
7:30 – 8:30 PM
John Godina – Rotational Shotput
8:45 – 10:00 PM
Louie Simmons – Strength & Power Development
10:00 – 11:00 PM – Social (ages 21 & over only)
Saturday, November 11, 2006
8:00 – 9:00 AM
NTCA Youth Development Program (Jim Northrup, Tom Petranoff, Joe Napoli)
Jennifer Davidson – Dartfish Film Analysis 101
9:15 – 10:15 AM
Tony Naclerio – Glide Shotput Teaching Progressions (Learn By Do)
Jay Silvester – Developing Proper Discus Technique
Larry Judge – Core Training for Extreme Sports Performance
Dr Suzie Konz – Motion Analysis Study of American & European Hammer Throwers
Mike Young – Rotational Shot Biomechanics
10:30 – 11:30 AM
John Godina – Functional Training (Learn By Do)
Brian Oldfield – Shotputting the Oldfield Way
Al Schoterman – Right Sided Hammer Throwing: Theory
Tom Pukstys & Duncan Atwood – Gill Javelin Symposium Review
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Bob McCay – Multiple Drill Stations for Large Groups
Knut Hjeltnes, Mac Wilkins – Ideas and Skills on Discus Throwing
Panel Discussion: Glide vs. Rotation (Moderated by Tony Naclerio)
Maren Siedler, Michael Carter, George Woods, Brian Oldfield, John Godina, Reese Hoffa
Al Schoterman – Right Sided Hammer Throwing: Practicum
12:45 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Matt Ellis – Kettlebell Functional Training (Learn By Do)
Kate Schmidt, Duncan Atwood – Javelin (Learn By Do)
Panel Discussion – Discus (Moderated by Gary Aldrich)
Knut Hjeltnes, Mac Wilkins, Jay Silvester, John Powell
Jud Logan – Teaching the Dynamic Start for Glide Shot
3:15 – 4:15 PM
Mohamad Saatara – Special Weight Exercises for the Throws (Learn By Do)
Louie Simmons – Topic TBA
Panel Discussion: Hammer (Larry Judge – Moderator)
Jud Logan, Hal Connolly, Marty Engel, Al Schoterman
4:15 – 5:15 PM
Autographs, Visit Exhibitors, Media Interviews
Sunday, November 12, 2006
8:00 – 10:00 AM
10:15 AM – Noon
Hall of Fame Panel

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October 29, 2006

2 Responses

  1. Ron Kirkpatrick - October 30, 2006

    Well, it seems to me that Ken Stone should get the assignment. Hope he can go and report back to let us know what heaven’s like.

  2. Al Berardi - January 14, 2010

    I came across this seminar while scanning for throwing info. I wish I had learned about this meeting earlier. However, I thought I would ask if based on all these great players did anybody have the opportunity to either tape or write their presentations down. I would love to get a copy if they did. It would be worth paying to get this type of insight from this level of experts. Please, if you know of anybody with this type of info would you let me know.
    Al Berardi
    Coach – HUVC.

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